PATH Zambia
Posted Job
over 2 years ago

Temporary Laboratory Strengthening Specialist

PATH is seeking a Temporary Laboratory Strengthening Specialist for a 5 month assignment in Solwezi. This position will report to the Laboratory Strengthening Advisor.


  • Provide technical and management support to Eradicate TB project and support Laboratory Strengthening Advisor in technical (lab assessment, protocol development, capacity building) and managerial activities.
  • Develop and review project work plans, track project progress, and prepare reports on deliverables.
  • In partnership with the Provincial TB program and project staff, coordinate and support strengthening of the TB Laboratory network within the target province.
  • Build regional and district staff capacity in management of Laboratory services, Laboratory data management, quality assurance and diagnostics.
  • Support introduction and maintenance of new techniques to diagnose TB, e.g; GeneXpert and LED fluorescent microscopy.
  • Support coordination and monitor implementation of all Eradicate TB Laboratory activities within the target province.
  • Oversee technical supervisory visits to Eradicate TB supported districts and provide feedback to all levels.
  • Provide leadership and represent Eradicate TB in technical working groups and meetings with other partners at the Provincial level.
  • Work with project staff to develop journal articles, presentations, and posters to promote project.

Required Skills

  • Bachelor of Science in biomedical sciences or equivalent qualification.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience in medical laboratory sciences.
  • Expertise in laboratory strengthening activities.
  • Strong computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office package.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Excellent oral, written, and presentation skills in English.
  • Experience with United States Government funding sources preferred.
  • Must have legal authorization to work in Zambia.

PATH is dedicated to building an inclusive workforce where diversity is valued.

PATH is an equal opportunity employer. Every qualified applicant will be considered for employment. PATH does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or orientation, genetic information, age, national origin, marital status, disability status, political ideology, military or protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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